Sierra Cataloging Setup Training (On-request)

Who should attend: Anyone who is new to cataloging in Marmot
When: On Request
Where: The training is online using the Zoom online conference and meeting software.  
Registration: You must register for this class by filling out the online registration form. If you have any questions, you can send an email to  After you register, a confirmation email will be sent to you with information on connecting to the online training.
Recording: The training will be recorded. The recording will be sent to anyone who registered for the training.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Training Description
Participants attending this training will learn how to set up Sierra and Connexion or SkyRiver for cataloging.  How to search for records to use in Sierra and how to attach items to them.  How to find records in your bib utility and how to export them to Sierra.  How to insert or overlay records.  How to use a 949 control field to create an item record.  Also, how to search with Z39.50 if there is interest.
The training outline is a list of the areas that will be shown and discussed during training.   At the end of the training, you should have a better understanding of how to set up Sierra and your bib utility for cataloging and perform basic copy cataloging.
Compact Browse: If the Compact Browse option is enabled on your Sierra Desktop Application, either through your Display tab or the Admin App, Sierra returns search results in a condensed format.
Record View Properties: Some catalogers prefer to set their user accounts to view the bibliographic records as a default instead of item records.  This can be done in the Cataloging function by using the Record View Properties.
Z39.50 Cataloging: Z39.50 is an international standard client–server protocol for searching and retrieving information from a database.  Marmot members use it to get MARC records from other libraries. The remote system does not have to be an Innovative system. However, both systems must have Internet access and the remote system must run a functioning Z39.50 server.  Marmot has added several Z39.50 targets to Cataloging function in Sierra.
Bib Utility: Connexion or SkyRiver.